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A look back at the devastating Hurricane Igor nine years later

Saturday, September 21st 2019, 2:12 pm - At least one person was reported dead in Igor's aftermath.

Nine years ago one of the strongest hurricanes in Atlantic Canada's history tracked just east of Newfoundland on September 21, 2010.

Hurricane Igor was a Category 4 storm at its strongest and boasted sustained winds of 140 km/h when it passed by the island.

Meter-high storm surge was reported and more than 200 mm of rain fell.

Much of eastern Newfoundland was devastated. Over thirty communities declared a state of emergency and tens of thousands of people were temporarily isolated due to road washouts and power loss.

The damage was severe - homeowners filed more than $65 million in insurance claims within the first two weeks after the storm.

At least one person was reported dead in Igor's aftermath, including an 80-year-old man on Random Island who was swept out to sea after his driveway collapsed.

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